Top 10 Things to Do in AZ for Spring Training (besides baseball)

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Arizona Canal Running Routes for Zonie Runners

I found this awesome resource and I just had to share. I’ve been running the canal since I moved into my new place in uptown Phoenix but there were some sections of the canal where I had no idea where it would take me. A lot of the canal areas were poorly lit or in not-so-nice neighborhoods, so I did some Googling and I found the AZ Canal Mileage Calculator on solesportsrunning.com....more

Brrrr #ArizonaGirl

 Funny how every summer, I promise myself not to act like a wimp once the weather cools down. Yet, here I went running in a thick hoodie in the middle of the day....more

Labor Day Fun...

Our long Labor Day weekend spent with our favorite Arizona peeps in Scottsdale was nothing less than a blast! It went by in a flash... We hiked, soaked up the sun, ate some great food, had a lot of laughs and just enjoyed spending time together again. Oh, Mark & Jack played a little Diamondbacks baseball too. Click here to see his hit which was the only run driven in for his team (the white team-how appropriate right?) I rocked my white denim for one last time and it was the perfect way to end summer......more

Who's to blame?

I typically try to stay away from opinionated posts.  It's tough to write a piece knowing that many will be opposed to what you think and believe in.  But this is something that I don't want to keep quiet about, something that was so irresponsible and had such a devastating outcome....more

Remove "Sexual Misconduct" Report from Kindergartner's Permanent Record

An Arizona kindergartner, 5-year-old Eric Lopez, has been disciplined for "sexual misconduct" after pulling his pants down on a playground at his elementary school when another student told him to do so. As Eric's mother, Erica Martinez, says in AZFamily.com about the April incident, her son is "a 5-year-old. He does not know right from wrong yet.”...more

Why Are 1000 Children Being Detained in a Holding Facility in Arizona?

There is a story weighing heavily on my heart that I would like to share. I had other plans for posts to share with you, but as a mother I simply cannot ignore this story. It’s important and necessary to take notice of news like this, but let me warn you it is not pretty. I’m not sure that this news has really filtered out to the rest of America, but here in Arizona we are dealing with a humanitarian crisis and it involves children....more
"In a story Thursday on gang life in Honduras, the New York ...more

Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay, "Religious Freedom" Bill

Conservative Christians around the nation have been clamoring for increased religious protections to match the advances made by by gay rights groups. The latest attempt fell flat yesterday in Arizona when Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have effectively sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by businesses in the state. ...more
I question the wisdom of a couple who want to force a religious business to serve ...more

Traveling Alone… Not My Cup of Tea

I did a bunch of traveling this past year. Some was obligatory, some was work related, and some was for pure fun. All of it was exciting.In addition to simply ‘running away from home’… I like to explore new places and see new things… especially in the USA. Drive, fly, bike, or walk… makes no difference to me… as long as I get to see something new....more
fledged  And the solo hiking woman helped ME immensely. All of my planned trips this year are ...more

Fall in the desert

A sunny afternoon at Arizona State University's...more